Prepare Him Room - Week 2
God Speaks to Joseph in a Dream
Yesterday morning our kids heard the story of the angel of the Lord visiting Joseph in a dream convincing him that the baby Mary is carrying would save God's people from their sins (Matthew 1:21). The story got a bit bigger as we exposed our kids to the prophecy of Isaiah 7:14. 500+ years before the Son wrapped Himself in flesh, Isaiah prophesied that "a virgin would conceive and give birth to a son, his name will be called Immanuel," which means God with us. This Immanuel would be the Savior of the world, who would finally restore that which was broken. The mission: "to seek and save that which is lost" (Luke 19:10).
In the Home
Below you'll find an outline of this week's Prepare Him Room family devotional in order to give you a heads up as to where you'll be leading your family.
Part 1 - God's Promise: The Greatest Proof of All
Supplies needed for family activity - A Christmas Gift:
Colored pencils and crayons
gift box and gift wrap and bow
Gift of your choice
Light the second advent candle and then read Isaiah 7:10-14.
Sing together! You can find "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" below.
Part 2 - The Angel's Announcement: Joseph's Dream
Light the first and second Advent candles again and then read Matthew 1:18-25.
(You do not need any supplies for this lesson, there is no family activity)
Sing together! You can find "One Still Night" below.
Part 3 - The Fulfillment of God's Plan: The Word Became Flesh
8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper
Light the first and second Advent candles again and then read John 1:1-5, 14.
Sing together! You can find "Before the Skies" and an edition of "Silent Night" by Shane and Shane below.
Bartimaeus: A Christmas Story
At the end of each week there is this short story. Continue on in the story and see how Christopher adjusts to his new found home.